Deportation By Torrie Hester (2/3)

Dr. Hester is a Professor of History at Saint Louis University in Missouri, and has provided a deeply rich analysis of the history and progression of immigration policy since its inception at the end of the 19th Century.

Dr. Hester uncovers the political impulses that led to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the first immigration bill passed by Congress. Dr. Hester reveals the extreme racist and xenophobic rationales used to bring Chinese immigration to a halt for decades. To the layperson, Deportation offers a digestible summary of America’s immigration history, which provides significant context for our current challenges with regards to immigration.

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